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Optimizing the Performance of Metal Grid Conductors by Modifying Printing Conditions

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Printed metal grid conductors can be used in thin, flexible and large area lighting sources based on e.g. light-emitting electrochemical cells (LEC). Similar to organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), LECs are thin film electroluminescent devices, which can be processed from solution. However, LECs have a more simple architecture, and don't rely on air-sensitive chargeinjection layers or metals for electron injection. This offers simplicity for manufacturing process, cost-efficiency and easier large scale manufacturing. Printing methods such as inkjet and flexography are suitable for manufacturing metal grid conductors needed in LEC devices.

The goal of this paper is to evaluate the potential of flexography and inkjet printing to manufacture metal grid conductors in industrial scale. Printing equipment that can be upscaled to industrial scale is used and printing conditions are modified to meet the device requirements. Performance and properties of inkjet and flexographic printed conductors are compared. Finally, feasibility of the required industrial setup is evaluated.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

    Please note: For purposes of its Digital Library content, IS&T defines Open Access as papers that will be downloadable in their entirety for free in perpetuity. Copyright restrictions on papers vary; see individual paper for details.

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